World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth's Final Content Patch Visions of N'Zoth Goes Live January 14

World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth is getting its final content patch very soon. Visions of N'Zoth will launch live on January 14.

By Ricky Frech

December 19, 2019

Battle for Azeroth has certainly not been the best-received World of Warcraft expansion in the MMO’s long history. In fact, many fans consider it one of the weakest Blizzard has ever put out. However, the developers get one last push at giving players the quality content they crave with Visions of N’Zoth, the final content patch. Will this final patch turn the expansion around? Or will it just serve as filler while players wait for Shadowlands? We’ll know for sure soon, as Visions of N’Zoth launches January 14.

The final patch before the release of a new World of Warcraft expansion is often lackluster. I vividly remember spending days hate-playing the Isle of Quel-Danas back in Burning Crusade days. And don’t even get me started on the let-down that was going from the Icecrown Citadel raid to Ruby Sanctum. However, Blizzard seems to have gotten a bit better at structuring their expansion patches to keep captivating content. Personally, I fell off of Legion mid-way through the cycle, but Shadows of Argus was enough to bring me back for one last extended stay.

Visions of N’Zoth does have some great things going for it. Notably, Horde players can play as Vulpera as their new allied race. The Alliance has Mechagnomes, but let’s be real. There’s also a new 12-boss raid that should keep most players engaged for a few months. The raid culminates against the Old God N’Zoth, which should be an epic conclusion to Battle for Azeroth. There are tons more, but those seem like the biggest takeaways.

Listen, as probably the person on staff that’s put the most time into World of Warcraft over the years, Battle for Azeroth has been disappointing at best. I didn’t even hit the level cap before getting bored. However, ending the expansion with a battle against one of the four Old Gods is a big deal for WoW lore nerds (there are dozens of us). Hopefully, Blizzard can put compelling content around what should be a massive boss fight.

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Visions of N’Zoth will launch on PC on January 14.

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